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What’s a “Galoot?” In woodworking, some people use this term to describe any person who enjoys working wood using the old ways.

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The best method for mortising is to first bore the areas at either end of the mortise, then space the next few mortises the width of the mortising chisel. In this case, the spacing works almost perfectly. The goal is to allow the chisel bit to have enough wood to drill straight without wandering from side-to-side. On some mortises the spacing between the first holes will be less than the width of the chisel.Cutting Down Panels The Little Shop Mark II is a great system for cutting up large panels. Simply crosscut the 4 x 8 sheet to a little over the finished length and then rip the panels from the shorter piece.